In the 560SL, Mercedes got it all just right, offering essentially bullet-proof reliability, satisfying power, and aggressive good looks. The 560SL combined all that Mercedes learned about the V-8 R107 chassis cars into a cultural icon that quietly and confidently told the world its occupants had “arrived.”
Standard equipment included driver’s side airbag and ABS brakes. Interior improvements for the 560SL included lovely burlwood accents, improved lateral seatback support, and a power passenger side mirror. The steering wheel, however, was still fixed and seat adjustments were still carried out manually.
This car is attracting new buyers due to its iconic good looks, simplicity, and vault-like build quality. On the road, the SL performs beautifully, with the signature hewn-from-solid feel that defines these wonderful roadsters. It is a delight to drive, and the silky-smooth V-8 propels it along with ease. The R107 is the longest running passenger car model in Mercedes-Benz history, and this fine example demonstrates why the 560 SL is beloved by so many enthusiasts around the world.
Low mileage at 52,150
Sold new to the Kentucky Opera Association on 2-13-1987 from Tafel Motors, Louisville, KY